According to the Sun, Wood, 63, who was a long-time friend of Higgins, was left devastated by his death. “I miss him already. He was a terrific guy and a good friend. Much of my love of snooker came from watching him - just magic," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.
“He was a brave and courageous player, as he was to prove in his last great fight against cancer. God bless our Alex," he added.